William Ellis “Bill” Condray

William Ellis “Bill” Condray

April 3, 1938 – September 30, 2020

William Ellis “Bill” Condray was born in Missouri on April 3, 1938 to William and Lorene (Amos) Condray.

Bill was employed over 42 years for Gates Rubber Company as a sales representative.  He was an avid photographer and member of the Commemorative Air Force, Sacramento Delta Squadron.   He was committed to the Boy Scouts for over 60 years, including earning the rank of Eagle Scout while in scouting and becoming a scout advisor, earning the Silver Beaver Award.  After retirement Bill returned to photography and became a free-lance photographer for the Carmichael Times, taking photos of local parades and events in the area.

Bill is survived by his wife, Dolly Condray of Carmichael, CA, his son William Condray of Laughlin, NV and sister Beverly Condray of St. Louis, MO., two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Bill was an avid private pilot for over 64 years flying single engine, multi engine and jet engine aircraft.  Bill also volunteered and participated annually with the air shows in and around the Sacramento area.  Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Visitation will be held at Allen Mortuary on Monday, October 5th from 10am to Noon.  A graveside service will follow at 1:00pm at Turlock Memorial Park.


  • Mike Wolcott October 2, 2020 2:03 am

    My heartfelt condolences to Dolly and the family. Bill was a true friend and I remember sharing many stories and laughter when we got together. He and I were airplane fans, any type. I will miss him greatly.

  • Philip Jordan October 4, 2020 12:52 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the Condray family. Bill was a true salesman and “sold” me on the Commemorative Air Force 10 years ago. We had photography and scouting in common and I will miss his smile, laughter and positive outlook. Fly High and Free Bill!

  • Lois Barth Cathcart October 4, 2020 8:34 pm

    Blessings to Dolly and family. I have many good memories of gatherings with lots of laughter and good will.

  • Susan C. October 10, 2020 12:03 am

    “Dear Dolly and Family.
    I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was such a nice sweet man with a great heart. He always had a huge smile at Raley’s Store on Madison. AVE.
    I got to know Bill at my Cooking cart along with his beautiful wife Dolly. I always was so delighted to see them, and trying my samples.
    I felt over time, like they were family to me.

    I am glad Bill is out of pain and with God looking over his whole family, But he will be missed dearly. Lots of Prayers sent. Love, Susan”

  • Carolyn Reitz Halbert October 10, 2020 6:40 pm

    A sad farewell to a wonderful man I have known since school in St Louis, Mo.

  • Carole Laurenty October 17, 2020 9:59 pm

    Dear Dolly,

    So sorry for your loss.

    Keeping you and your family in thought and prayer

  • Lori and Bill Swinehart October 18, 2020 1:58 am

    Dolly and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

    I will always remember Bill for taking us flying and taking pictures at the Carmichael parade.

  • Celeste October 18, 2020 4:11 am

    My Dear Dolly, I am stunned and so very sorry to hear
    Of Bills passing. I hope you are surrounded with loved ones
    Most sincerely Celeste

  • Tedd Freeman October 18, 2020 7:19 am

    Dear Dolly,
    I am so sorry to for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless.
    – Tedd Freeman

  • Cheryl and Dan Turner October 18, 2020 12:32 pm

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers, sorry for your loss. Love and Hugs from us here to you there

  • Linda Hawk October 18, 2020 7:26 pm

    Sending ❤️ and prayers to you Dolly, Beverly, and Bill D and the rest of the family

  • Ray Condray October 18, 2020 8:24 pm

    A great man that brought great honor to the Condray name. May his memory and legacy be cherished for many generations to come.

  • Shannon October 19, 2020 1:46 am

    Dolly, I am so sorry for your loss. You are such a wonderful person and part of an amazing couple. He will always be in your heart. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Take care,

  • Sandy Taylor October 20, 2020 12:14 am

    Oh Dolly, I just learned of Bill’s passing.
    I am so sorry for your huge loss. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. ❤

  • Bo Wilson October 21, 2020 7:00 pm

    Oh Dolly, I just now saw this. So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I will be praying for you and hope that all the memories you shared will bring you joy.

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